Transcript for Missing Washington Couple and 2 Children Found Alive
We move on to that family of four in Washington state found safe and sound after they went missing for days. It all began when their car got stuck and ABC's Neal Karlinsky has the details on how they survived. Reporter: 48 terrifying hours huddled together inside the family van on this remote Washington state logging road came to an end with this 911 call. I found the people in the woods, the mcalisters. They're from grays harbor. They've been gone a few days and have two babies. Reporter: Jason and Melissa Mcalister along with their 2-year-old and 8-month-old daughters vanished on Tuesday. This morning Jason says the family van got stuck in mud while trying to go around a fallen tree on a scenic drive. Stranding them. Got dark on us and so we spent a night on the side of the road after I made a shelter. Reporter: He says they survived on leftover Halloween candy and rainwater. Had no cell phone and turned the van's engine on and off in shifts to keep warm but preserve their gas. Thursday morning, they heard on the radio that people were out searching for them so Jason says they left a bread crumb trail of white pieces of paper behind seen right there as they hiked off looking for help. They ran into a local hunter who called 911. Yeah, search and rescue has been looking for you guys for a few days. And you said they're dehydrate fwld yeah, a little bit but they look pretty good really. Reporter: This morning the family of four is waking up at home healthy and thankful. Everybody is good. God is great. And happy to be alive. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Neal Karlinsky, ABC news, Seattle.
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